Believe it or not, but there are desserts that are both delicious and healthy. Check out these seven recipes!
Is dessert your favorite part of the meal?
When it comes to pudding, we usually think of treats that are ‘decadent’, ‘creamy’, ‘chocolatey’ or even ‘sinful’. We certainly don’t attribute the sweet stuff to being ‘healthy’.
However, talented cooking connoisseurs have cleverly come up with these scrumptious dessert recipes that are not only delicious but are packed full of good-for-you ingredients.
Sounds too good to be true right? It’s not. It seems that you can have your cake and eat it after all!
1. No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are usually full of cream and sugar, right? Not this one.
Crafted with cottage cheese, yogurt, pretzels, and strawberries this is one cheesecake that will do more good than damage to your body! Whip it up in a blender or food processor easily and serve on one of those hot summer days when you don’t fancy baking.
2. Cinnamon Apple Crumble
You may think of apple crumbles as being packed with sugar, but this version has been given a healthy makeover.
Featuring a sprinkling of spiced oat crumbs on top of the base, this crumble is packed full of tonnes of fruit. It’s also created using gluten-free quinoa flour.
This crumble is so healthy that it’s good enough to eat for breakfast in the morning. After all, it’s like eating a full serving of fruit in a single helping! Just be sure to skip the added sugar that’s usually included in the fruit bottom.
3. Mango Coconut Soft Serve
If you love ice cream but you’re looking for a healthier treat, this mango coconut soft serve may be the recipe for you. There’s so much goodness in this frozen dessert, you won’t believe it! Fiber, protein, and vitamin C – you name it.
Made in a food processor or blender, this scrummy icy treat is crammed full of frozen mangos and bananas, cottage cheese, orange juice, orange zest, and ground cinnamon.
Talking about packing in your five a day!
4. Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies
Healthy brownies? Now that does sound too good to be true!
These vegan sweet potato brownies may just surprise you, though. Baked with almond butter, sweet potato, flaxseed, cocoa powder, and coconut oil, when tasting you won’t believe that the secret ingredient is a healthy vegetable.
Instead of using refined flour, sugar, and butter like most brownie recipes do, these chewy brownies use healthy whole food ingredients to create a nutritious yet delicious chocolatey pudding.
5. Quinoa Almond Joy Bars
These quinoa almond joy bars are full of healthy ingredients such as dates, oats, and dark chocolate, making them the perfect after-supper dessert or yummy snack between meals. Plus, they only pack 94 calories a serving!
Take them to work to nibble on when that afternoon sweet hunger craving hits.
6. Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
This simple but scrumptious dessert is nothing more than chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, pure vanilla extract, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and paleo making it a versatile pudding that many can enjoy!
The best bit? It only takes five minutes to whip up so you can make it on the go as a healthy breakfast, dessert, or snack.
7. White Bean Coconut Cake
White beans and coconut? In a cake?
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! This soft, fluffy, gluten-free cake is made with desiccated coconut and hides two whole cups of white beans! You wouldn’t be able to tell when biting into it that this cake is packed full of healthy goodness.
Experiment with different ingredients, such as rice flour or whole wheat flour in the replacement of desiccated coconut for various textures and consistencies and see what works best for you.
Which Healthy Dessert Will You Try First?
It’s true – there is such a thing as a healthy dessert. The proof is in the pudding, after all! Now we can satisfy those sweet cravings, while also treating our bodies to healthy ingredients and nutrients. Want to learn more healthy recipes? Check out these five quick and healthy recipes to make this summer.